Spanish Surnames

Spanish names are used in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries (such as those in South America). See also about Spanish names.
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ABARCA     Spanish
From the name of a type of leather-soled shoe or sandal made on the Balearic Islands. It originally indicated a person who made or sold this item.
ABAROA     Basque
Possibly from Basque abaro meaning "refuge".
ABASCAL     Spanish
Means "priest's street" from Basque abas "priest" and kale "street".
ABASOLO     Basque
Means "priest's meadow" from the Basque abas "priest" and solo "meadow".
ABEL (1)     English, French, Danish, Spanish
Derived from the given name ABEL.
ABELLÓ     Catalan
From the Latin given name Abellio, which may have been derived from the name of a Pyrenean god.
ABRAHAM     Jewish, English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM.
ABREU     Portuguese, Galician
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a given name which was of Germanic origin.
ACOSTA     Spanish
Spanish form of DA COSTA (from a misdivision of the surname).
AGRAMUNT     Catalan
Originally denoted a person from the town of Agramunt, Spain. It means "field hill" in Catalan.
AGUA     Spanish
Means "water" in Spanish, indicating a person who lived near water or worked with water.
AGUADO     Spanish
Derived from Spanish agua "water", indicating a person who lived near water or worked with water.
AIZA     Spanish, Basque
From Basque aitz meaning "rock, stone".
ALAMILLA     Spanish
From Spanish alamillo meaning "poplar, aspen".
ALBERT     English, French, Catalan, Hungarian, Romanian, German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ALDANA     Basque
From the name of a Basque town, derived from aldats meaning "slope".
ALFARO     Spanish
Originally denoted someone who was from the city of Alfaro in La Rioja, Spain. It is possibly derived from Arabic meaning "the watchtower".
ALONSO     Spanish
From the given name ALONSO.
ALVARADO     Spanish
From a Spanish place name, possibly derived from Spanish alba "white".
ÁLVAREZ     Spanish
Means "son of ÁLVARO".
AMADOR     Spanish
Derived from the given name AMADOR.
ANDRÉS     Spanish
Derived from the given name ANDRÉS.
ANDREU     Catalan
From the given name ANDREU.
ANTÚNEZ     Spanish
Means "son of ANTONIO".
AQUINO     Italian, Spanish
From the name of an Italian town near Rome, the home town of the 13th-century saint Thomas Aquinas. In Italy it is derived directly from the town's name. As a Spanish-language surname, it was sometimes bestowed by missionaries in honour of the saint as they evangelized in Spanish colonies.
ARAUJO     Spanish
Spanish form of ARAÚJO.
ARAYA     Spanish
Denoted a person from Araia in the Basque Country, Spain. It is of uncertain meaning.
ARCE     Spanish
Means "maple tree" in Spanish.
ARECHAVALETA     Spanish
Originally indicated a person from the town of Aretxabaleta in Spain. It means "oak trees" in Basque.
ARENAS     Spanish
From various Spanish place names, which are derived from Spanish arena meaning "sand".
ARITZA     Spanish, Basque
From Basque aritz meaning "oak tree". This was a nickname of Iñigo, the first king of Pamplona, Spain (9th century).
ARMANDO     Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from the given name ARMANDO.
ARREOLA     Spanish
Variant of ARRIOLA, found predominantly in Mexico.
ARRIOLA     Spanish, Basque
From Basque place names, themselves derived from Basque arri "stone" and -ola "place of, house".
ASÍS     Spanish
Originally denoted a person from the Italian city of Assisi (called Asís in Spanish).
ASTURIAS     Spanish
From the name of a region in Spain, formerly a medieval kingdom. It is possibly derived from Basque asta "rock" and ur "water".
AZAROLA     Basque
Possibly from Basque azeri meaning "fox".
BANDERAS     Spanish
Spanish cognate of BANNER.
BARROS     Portuguese, Spanish
From the Portuguese and Spanish word barro meaning "clay, mud". This could either be an occupational name for a person who worked with clay or mud such as a builder or artisan, or a topographic name for someone living near clay or mud.
BASURTO     Spanish
From the Basque place name Basurtu, a village (now part of Bilbao) in Biscay. It means "middle of the forest".
BAUTISTA     Spanish
Derived from the given name BAUTISTA.
BELLO     Spanish, Italian
Means "beautiful" in Spanish and Italian, originally a nickname for an attractive person.
BELMONTE     Spanish, Italian
From various place names in Italy and Spain meaning "beautiful mountain".
BENGOCHEA     Basque
Variant of BENGOETXEA.
BENGOECHEA     Basque
Variant of BENGOETXEA.
BENGOETXEA     Basque
Means "the house furthest down" from Basque bengo "furthest down" and etxe "house".
BENÍTEZ     Spanish
Means "son of BENITO".
BERMÚDEZ     Spanish
Means "son of BERMUDO".
BERNAT     Catalan
Derived from the given name BERNAT.
BLANCO     Spanish
Means "white" in Spanish. The name most likely referred to a person who was pale or had blond hair.
BLANXART     Catalan
Catalan form of BLANCHARD.
BOLÍVAR     Spanish
From Bolibar, the name of a small Basque village, derived from Basque bolu "mill" and ibar "meadow". This name was borne by the revolutionary Simón Bolívar (1783-1830).
BOSCH (2)     Catalan
Catalan cognate of BOSCO.
BOSQUE     Spanish
Spanish form of BOSCO.
BOTELLO     Galician
Occupational name for a maker of bottles, from Galician bottela meaning "bottle".
BOVER     Catalan
Catalan cognate of BOVE.
BUSTILLO     Spanish
From the name of Spanish towns, diminutive forms of BUSTO.
BUSTO     Spanish, Italian
From the name of towns in Spain and Italy, derived from Late Latin bustum meaning "ox pasture".
BUSTOS     Spanish
Variant of BUSTO.
CABELLO     Spanish
Means "hair" in Spanish, used as a nickname for a person with a large amount of hair.
CABRERA     Spanish
From various place names derived from Late Latin capraria meaning "place of goats", from Latin capra meaning "goat".
CAMPANA     Italian, Spanish
Occupational name from Late Latin campana meaning "bell", ultimately derived from the Italian region of Campania, where bells were produced.
CAMPO     Spanish, Italian
Means "field" in Spanish and Italian.
CAMPOS     Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish variant of CAMPO.
CANTÚ     Spanish (Mexican)
Variant of CANTÙ, common in Mexico.
CARDONA     Catalan
From the name of a town in Catalonia, of uncertain meaning.
CARDOSO     Portuguese, Spanish
From a place name meaning "thorny" in Portuguese and Spanish, ultimately from Latin carduus.
CARDOZO     Spanish
Variant of CARDOSO.
CARO     Spanish, Italian
From Spanish and Italian caro meaning "beloved".
CASAL     Spanish
From the Spanish word casal meaning "house", ultimately from Late Late casalis and Latin casa.
CASALES     Spanish
Variant of CASAL.
CASTELL     Catalan
Catalan cognate of CASTLE.
CASTELLANO     Spanish
Variant of CASTILLA.
CASTILLA     Spanish
Originally indicated a person from Castile, a region (and medieval kingdom) in Spain. The name of the region is derived from Late Latin castellum meaning "castle".
CASTILLO     Spanish
Spanish cognate of CASTLE.
CASTRO     Spanish, Portuguese
Means "castle" in Spanish and Portuguese, and referred to one who lived near a castle.
CATALÁN     Spanish
Originally indicated a person who came from Catalonia, a region of eastern Spain.
CHAVARRÍA     Spanish
Variant of ECHEVERRÍA.
CHAVES     Portuguese, Spanish
From the name of a Portuguese city, derived from the Roman name FLAVIUS (being named for the emperor Vespasian, whose family name was Flavius).
CHÁVEZ     Spanish
Variant of CHAVES. A famous bearer was the labour leader César Chávez (1927-1993).
COELLO     Galician
Galician cognate of COELHO.
COLÓN     Spanish
Spanish form of COLOMBO.
COSTA     Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "riverbank, slope, coast" in Portuguese, Italan and Catalan, ultimately from Latin meaning "side, edge".
CRESPO     Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Referred to a person with curly hair, from Latin crispus meaning "curly".
CRUZ     Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese cognate of CROSS.
CUÉLLAR     Spanish
Derived from the name of the town of Cuéllar in the Segovia province of Spain. It may be derived from Latin collis meaning "hill".
CUESTA     Spanish
Spanish form of COSTA.
CUEVAS     Spanish
Derived from Spanish cueva meaning "cave".
DALÍ     Spanish
From a given name, itself a diminutive of names beginning with the Germanic element adal meaning "noble". This was the surname of the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí (1904-1989).
DE LA CRUZ     Spanish
Spanish cognate of DELACROIX.
DE LA FUENTE     Spanish
Means "of the fountain" in Spanish.
DEL BOSQUE     Spanish
Means "of the forest" in Spanish.
DE LEÓN     Spanish
Referred to someone from the Leon region of Spain.
DELGADO     Spanish, Portuguese
Means "thin" in Spanish and Portuguese, ultimately from Latin delicatus meaning "delicate, tender, charming".
DEL OLMO     Spanish
Variant of OLMO.
DE SANTIAGO     Spanish
Variant of SANTIAGO.
DÍAZ     Spanish
Means "son of DIEGO" in Spanish.
DOMÍNGUEZ     Spanish
Means "son of DOMINGO".
DUARTE     Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name DUARTE.
ECHEVERRÍA     Spanish
Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria, which itself is derived from Basque etxe "house" and berri "new".
ELIZONDO     Spanish
Originally referred to a person who lived close to a church, from Basque eleiza "church" and ondo "near".
ESCAMILLA     Spanish
Derived from the name of the town of Escamilla in Gualadajara, Spain.
ESCÁRCEGA     Spanish
Derived from the Basque place name Eskarzaga, which itself is derived from Basque hazkar "maple".
ESCARRÀ     Spanish
Possibly from Catalan esquerrá meaning "left-handed".
ESPARZA     Spanish
Derived from the Basque place name Espartza, a town in the province of Navarre.
ESPINA     Spanish
Means "thorn" in Spanish, a name for someone who lived near a thorn bush.
ESPINO     Spanish
Variant of ESPINA.
ESPINOSA     Spanish
From Spanish espinoso meaning "thorny", ultimately from Latin spinosus, a derivative of spina meaning "thorn, spine".
ESPINOZA     Spanish
Variant of ESPINOSA.
ESTÉVEZ     Spanish
Means "son of ESTEBAN".
ETXEBARRIA     Basque
Basque form of ECHEVERRÍA.
ETXEBERRIA     Basque
Basque form of ECHEVERRÍA.
FÉLIX     French, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name FELIX.
FERNÁNDEZ     Spanish
Means "son of FERNANDO".
FERREIRA     Portuguese, Galician
Denoted one from a town named because it was near an iron mine, from Latin ferrum meaning "iron".
FERREIRO     Galician
Galician cognate of FERRARI.
FERRER     Catalan
Catalan cognate of FERRARI.
FIERRO     Spanish, Italian
Variant of FERRO.
FLORES     Spanish
Means "son of FLORO" in Spanish.
FONSECA     Spanish, Portuguese
Originally belonged to a person who lived near a dry spring, from Latin fons "well, spring" and siccus "dry".
FONTANA     Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of FONTAINE.
FUENTES     Spanish
Means "a spring, a well" in Spanish, derived from Latin fons.
GALLEGO     Spanish
Means "a person from Galicia" in Spanish. Galicia is a region in northwestern Spain.
GALLO     Italian, Spanish
Means "cock, rooster" from Latin gallus. This was a nickname for a proud person.
GARCÍA     Spanish
From a medieval given name of unknown meaning, possibly related to the Basque word hartz meaning "bear".
GARRASTAZU     Basque
From the Basque word arratz "bush" combined with the suffix sta denoting a place.
GARZA     Spanish
Derived from Spanish garza "heron" (a type of crane).
GASPAR     Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from the given name GASPAR.
GEBARA     Basque
Habitational name for someone who lived in Gebara, a place in the Basque province of Araba (Álava).
GIMÉNEZ     Spanish
Variant of JIMÉNEZ.
GÓMEZ     Spanish
Spanish form of GOMES.
GONZALES     Spanish
Variant of GONZÁLEZ.
GONZÁLEZ     Spanish
Means "son of GONZALO" in Spanish.
GREC     Catalan
Catalan cognate of GRECO.
GUADARRAMA     Spanish
Derived from the name of the town Guadarrama near Madrid.
GUERRA     Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From a nickname for a belligerent person, one eager to fight, or one engaged in warfare. It means "war".
GUERRERO     Spanish
Means "warrior" in Spanish, an occupational name for a soldier. It is ultimately derived from the Germanic word for "war" werra.
GUTIÉRREZ     Spanish
Means "son of GUTIERRE".
GUTIERREZ     Spanish
Variant of GUTIÉRREZ.
HERNÁNDEZ     Spanish
Means "son of HERNANDO" in Spanish.
HERRERA     Spanish
Spanish form of FERREIRA.
HERRERO     Spanish
Spanish cognate of FERRARI.
HIERRO     Spanish
Spanish form of FERRO.
HOLGUÍN     Spanish
Means "to be happy, to enjoy oneself" from Spanish holger.
HUERTA     Spanish
Means "garden, small orchard" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin hortus.
IBÁÑEZ     Spanish
Means "son of Ibán", Ibán being a variant of JUAN (1).
IBARRA     Basque, Spanish
From Basque place names derived from ibar meaning "meadow".
IGLESIAS     Spanish
From Spanish iglesia meaning "church".
IÑÍGUEZ     Spanish
Means "son of ÍÑIGO" in Spanish.
ITURBURUA     Basque
Means "by the fountain" in Basque.
JASO     Basque
Derived from Basque jats "sorghum". Sorghum is a type of cereal grass.
JASSO     Basque, Spanish
Variant of JASO.
JIMÉNEZ     Spanish
Means "son of JIMENO".
JORDÀ     Catalan
Derived from the Catalan form of the given name JORDAN.
JUÁREZ     Spanish
Variant of SUÁREZ.
LOBO     Spanish, Portuguese
Originally a nickname meaning "wolf" in Spanish and Portuguese.
LOPEZ     Spanish
Means "son of LOPE" in Spanish.
LOSA     Spanish
From Spanish losa meaning "tile, slab".
LOYOLA     Spanish, Basque
From Basque loya meaning "mud". This was the surname of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), the founder of Jesuits.
LUCAS     English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch
Derived from the given name LUCAS. A famous bearer of this surname is George Lucas (1944-), the creator of the 'Star Wars' movies.
MACHADO     Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from Spanish and Portuguese machado "hatchet" and denoted a person who made or used hatchets.
MACÍAS     Spanish
Derived from the given name MATEO.
MARADONA     Spanish
Locative name coming from the name of a place near Lugo in northern Spain. A notable bearer is former Argentinian soccer star Diego Maradona (1960-).
MARÍA     Spanish
From the given the name MARÍA.
MARINO     Italian, Spanish
Derived from the given name MARINO.
MÁRQUEZ     Spanish
Means "son of MARCOS".
MARTÍ     Catalan
Derived from the given name MARTÍ.
MARTÍNEZ     Spanish
Means "son of MARTÍN" in Spanish.
MARTINEZ     Spanish
Variant of MARTÍNEZ.
MAS (1)     Catalan
Means "farm" in Catalan.
MATA     Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan
From the Old Spanish mata meaning "plantation of trees".
MATEU     Catalan
Derived from the given name MATEU.
MEDINA     Spanish
From the name of a Spanish city, whose name is derived from the Arabic word for "city".
MELENDEZ     Spanish
Variant of MENENDEZ.
MÉNDEZ     Spanish
Variant of MENENDEZ.
MENDOZA     Spanish, Basque
From a Basque place name derived from mendi "mountain" and (h)otz "cold".
MENENDEZ     Spanish
Means "son of Menendo" in Spanish. Menendo is derived from HERMENEGILDO.
MERLO     Italian, Spanish
Means "blackbird", ultimately from Latin merula. The blackbird is a symbol of a naive person.
MICHEL (1)     French, German, Dutch, Basque, Polish
Derived from the given name MICHEL, MITXEL or MICHAŁ.
MINGO     Spanish
From the given name DOMINGO.
MOLES     Catalan, Spanish
Means "millstone" in Catalan.
MOLINA     Spanish
Means "mill" in Spanish.
MONTERO     Spanish
Derived from Spanish monte "mountain".
MORALES     Spanish
Derived from Spanish moral "mulberry tree".
MORALEZ     Spanish
Variant of MORALES.
MORENO     Spanish, Portuguese
From a nickname meaning "dark" in Spanish and Portuguese.
NARVÁEZ     Spanish
From the name of the town Narváez in Spain.
NIEVES     Spanish
Means "snows" in Spanish, from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de las Nieves meaning "Our Lady of the Snows".
NOGUEIRA     Portuguese, Galician
From Portuguese and Galician nogueira meaning "walnut tree", from the Late Latin nucarius, ultimately from Latin nux meaning "nut".
NOGUERA     Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of NOGUEIRA.
NÚÑEZ     Spanish
Spanish form of NUNES.
OBANDO     Spanish
Habitational name for someone who lived in Obando in Extremadura, Spain.
OCHOA     Basque, Spanish
From a Basque nickname meaning "wolf".
OJEDA     Spanish
Originally a name for a dweller on the banks of the Ojeda river.
OLA     Spanish, Basque
Means "forge" or "shepherd's cabin" from the Basque ola.
OLEASTRO     Spanish
Means "(dweller by the) wild olive tree".
OLGUIN     Spanish
Variant of HOLGUÍN.
OLIVER     Catalan, English, French, German, Scottish
Derived from the given name OLIVER.
OLMO     Spanish
Means "elm tree" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin ulmus. The name originally indicated a person who lived near such a tree.
OLMOS     Spanish
Variant of OLMO.
OQUENDO     Spanish
Originally indicated a person from Okendo, Basque Country.
ORELLANA     Spanish
Derived from the place name Orellana which, in turn, is derived from Latin Aureliana "of Aurelius".
ORIOL     Catalan
Means "golden" in Catalan, originally a nickname for a person with blond hair.
ORTEGA     Spanish
From a Spanish place name (belonging to various villages) meaning "nettle".
ORTIZ     Spanish
Means "son of Orti". The given name Orti seems to be disputed in meaning, deriving from either Latin fortis meaning "brave, strong" or Latin fortunius meaning "fortunate".
PALOMO     Spanish
Derived from Spanish palomo "dove".
PAREDES     Portuguese, Spanish
Means "dweller by the wall" from Latin paries.
PAVIA     Spanish
Spanish surname coming from the Italian city of Pavia south of Milano. Known especially for its old University.
PELÁEZ     Spanish
Means "son of Pelayo", where Pelayo is a derivative of PELAGIUS.
PEÑA     Spanish
Means "dweller by a large jutting rock" from Spanish peña.
PEREIRA     Portuguese, Galician
From Portuguese and Galician pereira meaning "pear tree", ultimately from Latin pirum meaning "pear".
PEREIRO     Galician
Variant of PEREIRA.
PÉREZ     Spanish
Means "son of PEDRO" in Spanish.
PEREZ     Spanish
Variant of PÉREZ.
PETIT     Catalan, English, French
Means "small, little" derived from Old French petit. It was perhaps used for a short, small person or to denote the younger of two individuals.
PICASSO     Catalan
Means "magpie" from Spanish picazo. This probably denoted someone who was talkative or prone to stealing, although it may have described someone's unusual colouring. Painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
PORRA     Catalan
Variant of PORRAS.
PORRAS     Spanish, Catalan
From a nickname meaning "club".
PRIETO     Spanish
From a nickname meaning "dark", referring to a person with dark hair or skin.
PUERTA     Spanish
Spanish form of PORTO.
PUGA     Spanish
Means "a thorn" in Galician.
PUIG     Catalan, Spanish
Means "dweller on a hill(ock)" from the Old Occitan and Catalan puy.
QUINONES     Spanish
From various Spanish place names derived from quinon meaning "five". It indicated that the land was divided amongst five people.
QUINTANA     Spanish, Catalan
Means "dweller on a piece of land whose rent is one-fifth its produce" from Spanish and Catalan quintana.
QUIRÓS     Spanish
Denoted a person from one of the various places of this name in Spain. Quirós, the place name, may derive from the Galician queiroa meaning "heather".
RAMÍREZ     Spanish
Means "son of RAMIRO" in Spanish.
RAMOS     Spanish
Means "dweller in a thickly wooded area" from Latin ramus. It could also refer to someone connected with Palm Sunday in some way (French dimanche des rameaux).
RANA     Italian, Spanish
Means "frog" in Italian and Spanish.
RENDÓN     Spanish
Derived from the Spanish phrase de rendon "brave".
REY (1)     English, Spanish, French, Catalan
Means "king" in Old French, Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin rex (genitive regis), perhaps originally denoting someone who acted like a king.
REYES     Spanish
Spanish variant of REY (1).
RIOS     Portuguese, Spanish
Originally denoted a person who lived near a river, from Portuguese and Spanish rios "river".
RIVERA     Spanish
Topographic name for a person who lived on a riverbank.
RIVERO     Spanish
Spanish form of RIBEIRO.
ROBLEDO     Spanish
Means "oak wood" from Spanish roble "oak".
ROBLES     Spanish
Means "dweller by the oak tree or forest" from Spanish roble which in turn was derived from Latin robur.
ROCHA     Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician cognate of ROACH.
RODRÍGUEZ     Spanish
Means "son of RODRIGO" in Spanish.
RODRIQUEZ     Spanish
Variant of RODRÍGUEZ.
ROIG     Catalan
Means "red (haired, complexioned)" from Latin rubeus.
ROJAS     Spanish
Variant of ROJO.
ROJO     Spanish
Means "red" in relation to hair or complexion from Spanish rojo.
ROLDÁN     Spanish
Derived from the given name ROLDÁN.
ROMÀ (1)     Catalan
Derived from the given name Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMÀ (2)     Catalan
Catalan form of ROMA (2).
ROMERO     Italian, Spanish
Derived from Roma, Spanish and Italian name of the city of Rome. It could have originally indicated a person who was from Rome or who took a pilgrimage to Rome.
ROSA     Italian, Catalan
Means "rose" from Latin rosa, perhaps denoting a person who lived where roses grew or had a rosy complexion.
ROSALES     Spanish
Means "bed of roses" in Spanish.
RUBIO     Spanish
Nickname for a person with red hair, from Latin rubeus "red".
RUIZ     Spanish
Means "son of RUY" in Spanish.
SALA     Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Romanian
Means "worker at a manor house" from Old French salle.
SALAMANCA     Spanish
Originally indicated a person from Salamanca, in western Spain.
SALAZAR     Spanish, Portuguese
Means "dweller in the old hall" from the Romance word sala meaning "hall" and the Basque zahar meaning "old". It can also refer to Salazar in Burgos, Spain.
SALCEDO     Spanish
Derived from the Latin word salix meaning "willow tree". The name was originally given to one who lived near a willow tree.
SALINAS     Spanish
Means "(dweller by or worker at) a saltworks" from Spanish salinas.
SÁNCHEZ     Spanish
Means "son of SANCHO".
SANCHEZ     Spanish
Americanized form of SÁNCHEZ.
SANDOVAL     Spanish
Derived from the name of a town in Spain, ultimately from Latin meaning "new forest".
SAN NICOLAS     Spanish
Means "Saint NICHOLAS" in Spanish.
SANTANA     Spanish, Portuguese
From any of the numerous places named Santa ANA.
SANTIAGO     Spanish, Portuguese
From various Spanish and Portuguese places called SANTIAGO.
SANTILLIAN     Spanish
Meaning unknown, presumably a derivative of santos "saint".
SANTOS     Portuguese, Spanish
Means "saint" in Portuguese and Spanish, ultimately from Latin sanctus. This was a nickanme for a pious person.
SASTRE     Spanish
Spanish form of SARTO.
SEPÚLVEDA     Spanish
Derived from the name of the Sepulveda valley in the mountains of Segovia, and was originally used to denote people from that region. It is possibly derived from Spanish sepultar "to bury".
SIERRA     Spanish
Means "dweller on a hill range, ridge" from the Old Occitan serre.
SILVA     Portuguese, Spanish
From Spanish or Portuguese silva "forest".
SOLER     Occitan, Catalan
Denoted a person from any of the numerous places in the area whose names derive from the word soler meaning "site, plot".
SOLO     Basque
Means "dweller on a rural estate".
SOLOS     Spanish
Possibly a variant of SOLO.
SOSA     Spanish
Spanish form of SOUSA.
SOTO     Spanish
Means "grove of trees, small forest" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin saltus.
SUÁREZ     Spanish
Derived from Latin suerius "swineherd".
SUERO     Spanish
Derived from a Germanic given name, the first element is unknown, the second element is derived from heri, hari meaning "army".
TAPIA     Spanish
Means "protective wall" in Spanish.
TERRAZAS     Spanish
A name for a person from Terrazas in the Spanish city of Burgos, a place name meaning "terraces".
TOMÀS     Catalan
Derived from the given name TOMÀS.
TORRES     Portuguese, Spanish
Given to a person who lived in or near a tower, from Latin turris.
TOS     Spanish
Spanish form of TOSI.
TOSELL     Catalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
TOSET     Catalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
TRAVIESO     Spanish
Spanish variant of TRAVERS.
TRUJILLO     Spanish
Originally denoted a person from Trujillo in Cáceres or Trujillo in Seville, Spain.
UBIÑA     Basque
Possibly a variant of URBINA.
URBINA     Basque
Derived from Basque ur "water" and bi "two", indicating a place where two waterways met.
UREÑA     Spanish
Probably derived from the name of Urueña, a town in the province of Valladolid, Spain, which is of unknown meaning.
VALDEZ     Spanish
Means "son of BALDO".
VALENCIA     Spanish
From the name of the Spanish city of VALENCIA.
VARELA     Spanish
Derived from Spanish vara "stick". It may have originally been given to one who used a stick in his line of work, for example an animal herder.
VARGAS     Spanish, Portuguese
Means "hut, slope, pastureland" in Spanish and Portuguese dialects.
VÁSQUEZ     Spanish
Means "son of VASCO".
VÁZQUEZ     Spanish
Variant of VÁSQUEZ.
VEGA     Spanish
From Spanish vega meaning "meadow, plain", of Basque origin.
VELA     Spanish
Derived from Spanish vela meaning "sail" or the homonym vela meaning "watchful".
VELÁSQUEZ     Spanish
Derived from the given name VELASCO.
VELÁZQUEZ     Spanish
Derived from the given name VELASCO.
VENTURA     Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given names BONAVENTURA (Italian), BUENAVENTURA (Spanish) and BOAVENTURA (Portuguese).
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